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The Heritage Music Bluefest Brings Out Hundreds That Share a Passion for Music

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 The Heritage Music Bluesfest is quickly bringing a rich blues culture to the Ohio Valley.   

For the 14th straight year, some of the best blues artists played at Heritage Port this weekend.

A marriage ceremony between a couple who says music has played a huge part in their relationship was held before the music and festival got started. This is the very first wedding at the Bluesfest.

Bluesfest Producer Bruce Wheeler says that connection to music is the reason the festival has expanded in the Ohio Valley so much over recent years.

"I don't think people really understand the root of Blues itself. There was a gentleman, Willie Dixon, that was a bass player for Muddy Waters and big in the Chess Records Era of the 60's. He said 'Blues are the roots, all the rest are the fruits'," Wheeler explained.

"We found out we love basically all genres of music, and yeah, so it's very cool. Love of music. And we said 'now is the time', and Bluesfest was definitely the place," said newlywed Jennifer Magyar.

The Bluesfest went on until 11:00 p.m. Saturday with Tab Benoit finishing off the night. It started back up Sunday afternoon at 1:00 p.m. before wrapping up with the Spin Doctors as the closing musical act at Heritage Port.

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